The Prince William County Police Department's Animal Control Bureau is responsible for the Animal Shelter, enforcing animal welfare laws, conducting animal education seminars, housing stray and unwanted animals in a clean and safe environment and coordinating the adoption of animals.
The Animal Control Bureau also investigates complaints of cruelty to animals, quarantines animals that have bitten humans, provides 24-hour emergency service for injured or stray animals and removes stray dogs and livestock from streets and public areas. The Animal Shelter is operated in accordance with state and local law.
When a stray animal is found and brought into the shelter, it is scanned for a microchip identifier. The shelter has scanners that can recognize chips by Avid, HomeAgain and Trovan (InfoPet). If you have your pet micro-chipped, be sure to have your veterinarian periodically scan for it so you know where it is located on your pet. The implanted chip has been known to migrate to a different location under the skin due to multiple factors.
The Animal Shelter is located across Route 234 from the Prince William County Landfill.
The address is 14807 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA 20112. The telephone number is 703-792-6465. After 5 p.m., call 703-792-6500.